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15 Amazing Photos of Yellowstone in Winter

Posted on 21-Sep-2017

It's fair to say that Yellowstone National Park is, most certainly, a crowd-pleaser. And for good reason - the awe-inspiring scenery, charismatic wildlife and bubbling, spurting geysers are three of the most commonly photographed aspects of the park.

However - most will only see the park when the sun's shining and the shorts and flip-flops are out. For a truly unique experience of this well-known wilderness, why not visit Yellowstone in winter?

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Topics: National Parks

Highlights of Yellowstone National Park

Posted on 06-Jul-2017

Every year, visitors flock to Yellowstone, the world's first national park. And once you've visited, it's easy to see why this place is so well-loved with travellers and locals alike.

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Topics: National Parks

Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Alaska

Posted on 14-Jun-2017

Perhaps the most famous thing to come out of Alaska recently is the almost-vice president of the USA, Sarah Palin, who famously once said she was qualified for the job because she could see Russia from her backyard. Actually, it may have been comedian Tina Fey, doing an impersonation of her, who said that, but heck, why spoil a good story? But there is more, much more, to the 49th state of the USA – which was famously bought from Russia in 1867 for $7.2m – than the former governor and hockey mom supreme. 

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Topics: National Parks, Alaska

A New Perspective on America’s National Parks

Posted on 18-May-2017

Sure, you’ve seen the best pictures and videos of America’s incredible national parks – but have you seen them from above? For a truly breathtaking view over four amazing natural sites, click ‘play’ on the drone footage videos below and be bowled over by a whole new perspective on Yosemite, Bryce, the Grand Canyon and Zion!

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Topics: National Parks

Top 6 Most Beautiful Lakes in the Canadian Rockies

Posted on 02-May-2017

The Canadian Rockies region is one of the most stunning places on the planet. Full of jagged peaks and colorful lakes, wildflowers and glaciers, it is an area that never fails to awe and inspire my passengers. I have often been asked what my favorite photo spot is on our Western Canada tours and that is really hard to answer.

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Topics: Canada, National Parks

Our Top 5 Things to do in Alaska in Summer

Posted on 22-Feb-2017

Alaska sometimes feels like its own country rather than the 49th state of the USA. Situated in the far northwest of Northern America, Alaska is the largest state by area and shares its border with the Canadian Yukon Territory. A trip to Alaska will leave you captivated, with its rugged charm, unique culture and pristine wilderness and coastline. With a state so vast, we thought we would help you out with a few activities that are a must in this wild and wonderful state.

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Topics: Active, National Parks, Alaska

Top 3 Lesser-Known USA National Parks

Posted on 01-Dec-2016

It's true that some of North Americas biggest and oldest national parks, Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon have plenty to offer budding travellers. Some of the most stunning landscapes and sights can be found in the famous and iconic national parks in the USA.

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Topics: National Parks

The Weird & Wonderful Rock Formations of Craters of the Moon National Monument

Posted on 15-Aug-2016

When American President Calvin Coolidge signed the legislation protecting Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho in 1924, he called it "a weird and scenic landscape peculiar to itself". In all of my travels to our national parks and monuments, I have never seen the word “weird” used to describe any of them other than Craters of the Moon. It truly is weird, but also fascinating.

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Topics: National Parks, Tour Leaders, USA Northwest

A Fun Day in Fundy National Park

Posted on 08-Aug-2016

The Bay of Fundy is home to the world’s largest tidal fluctuation with an average fluctuation of 14.5 meters. While the local Native American people once attributed this to a giant whale swishing his tail, we now know this is due to the depth of the bay and its funnel shape. Experiencing this tidal fluctuation would be the highlight of our day, but by no means the only thing we saw that day.

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Topics: National Parks, USA East, Tour Leaders

Our View: Wolf Tracking in Yellowstone National Park

Posted on 10-Jun-2016


Without a doubt the Yellowstone Wildlife Walks tour has one of the best itineraries of any Grand American Adventures tours. With three nights in the towering peaks and rugged wilderness of Glacier National Park, two nights in Jackson Hole Wyoming, allowing ample time to wander the breathtaking scenery of Grand Tetons National Park. Bear, elk, moose, big horn sheep, mountain goat and a seemingly endless variety of birds are plentiful.

But it is Yellowstone this tour is named after and you're given four days to explore the 2.2 million acres of wilderness; bison become an ordinary sight in the vast meadows, elk walk beside humans in the historic Mammoth village, and as we experienced recently, sometimes the grizzlies and black bears seem to go on parade and offer once in a lifetime experiences seeing these awesome predators.

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Topics: National Parks, Tour Leaders, Wildlife, USA Northwest, Our View

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